Taking on a property that was part overgrown and partly without substance these owners wanted a lovely garden space to enhance their home. The once impassable adjoining area, which was heavily planted with large grasses and unfriendly shrubs, needed a new, functional design. Focusing on a lush lawn and borders filled with specimen trees, evergreens and shrubs this space became a setting for entertaining and family enjoyment. Within the design is an existing large Chanticleer Pear kept for its flowering spring color and vibrant Fall foliage. To compliment this tree and establish a privacy screen additional pears were incorporated along the property fence.
To enter this garden you pass under two large Maples through an inviting wrought iron arch covered with summer flowering purple clematis. Lining the fence, tree form Althea was planted for their late summer blooms and increasing privacy. Utilizing the garden space and wanting an ever-changing palette of color and texture, Lynn Gregory included in this planting design Magnolia, Japanese Maple, Spring Snow Crab and Vanderwolf Pine trees. Shrub roses, perennials and variety of blooming shrubs add to the overall park like setting.
All of the resources of Chelsea Gardens were used to make this transformation. Irrigation, hardscape and exterior low voltage lighting were a part of the overall design.